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Species Specific => Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: JRob on November 12, 2011, 09:03 AM

Title: Ne-agari Satsuki Sachi-no-tsukasa
Post by: JRob on November 12, 2011, 09:03 AM
Good Morning All,

Here ia a Ne-agari style Satsuki Sachi-no-tsukasa that I had imported a few years ago from Japan purchased from my friend David Kreutz at Satsuki Bonsai-en specifically for a pot that I purchased in the fall of 2008 when I first began my bonsai journey. The pic of the flowers were taken this spring. I have begun the first styling of this tree with David last weekend. I'd appreciate your comments on the pairing. I plan to re-pot it this spring.

Thanks & Regards to all,

JRob
Title: Re: Ne-agari Satsuki Sachi-no-tsukasa
Post by: Marc on November 20, 2011, 07:14 PM
JRob,

I see a couple of issues with the pairing. First, the exposed roots are beautiful, interesting and a focal point. The pot for me is too busy and although the markings sort of mirror the roots I find it draws attention away from the roots.
The second issue I see is both the depth and strong feeling of the pot. A shallower more femine pot would suit this elegent
Bonsai better in my eyes.

Marc
Title: Re: Ne-agari Satsuki Sachi-no-tsukasa
Post by: bwaynef on January 10, 2012, 10:58 AM
I'm ambivalent about the pairing.  There is some repetition in the roots and the glaze drippings, but I think its a harmonious repetition.  I just wish the drippings were a little less even and didn't stop at the same height on the pot.